ALAN L. GORDON, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ALAN YUDELL, M.D.
A man with long-standing, inactive rheumatoid spondylitis developed the syndrome of a cauda equina lesion. Myelography was negative. Similar case reports from outside the United States were discovered and are reviewed. We speculate that this neurologic complication of rheumatoid spondylitis is either a late sequel of an arachnoiditis or a result of ischemia.
GORDON AL, YUDELL A. Cauda Equina Lesion Associated with Rheumatoid Spondylitis. Ann Intern Med. 1973;78:555–557. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-78-4-555
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(4):555-557.
Infectious Disease, Neurology, Rheumatology.
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